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To: doug from upland
At Tucson, the Mexican defenders temporarily abandoned their positions and
no conflict ensued.


Thanks Tony Valdez, for reminding me of this moment in which the
Mexican armed forces shrouded themselves in glory.

I heard this in the documentary linked in post 21.

In fairness, the Mexicans were maybe being prudent in making a temporary
surrender, er, withdrawal.
23 posted on 05/04/2006 10:41:36 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
At Tucson, the Mexican defenders temporarily abandoned their positions and no conflict ensued.

... In fairness, the Mexicans were maybe being prudent in making a temporary surrender, er, withdrawal.

Per my buddy at the Museum of Arizona History - At the time the Mormon Battalion headed towards Tucson, the garrison in Tucson was a shadow of the force the Spanish kept there in the past - between 30 to 40 reuglars supplemented by a similar number of part-time militia. Most of the regulars were effectively militia themselves, holding down part-time jobs in the small town of Tucson or prospecting for gold or silver in the wilderness of Southern Arizona.

I think discretion would be the better part of valor in this case. There are a few Mormon Battalion monuments scattered around southern Arizona, including the presumed site of The Battle of the Bulls.

25 posted on 05/04/2006 10:50:11 AM PDT by AzSteven
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To: VOA

In fairness, the Mexicans were maybe being prudent in making a temporary
surrender, er, withdrawal


Tony musta grew up with JOHN KERRY...sounds just like him.


29 posted on 05/05/2006 11:42:23 PM PDT by bobwilgo
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